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Open Enrollment Info

Please take a moment to read about these important reminders for employees enrolled in City medical coverage: 


  • Open Enrollment is Oct. 16 through Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. for plan year 2018.  Look for your copy of the 2018 Employee Benefits Guide in the mail in the next week, and review it for benefit changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2018.  Make enrollment changes using eCHRIS Self-Service between Oct. 16 and Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. 


  • A wellness incentive of $30 or $45 per month is available when you and/or your covered spouse or qualified domestic partner have an office visit with an in-network primary care physician (PCP) and complete the online health risk assessment (HRA). There are seven pieces of biometric data that needs to be entered:  blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, height, weight and waist circumference.   Your incentive begins in January 2018 when you and/or your spouse or qualified domestic partner complete the HRA and have a PCP office visit between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2017 (this is an extended deadline!). If you have a PCP office visit in December, your incentive may not appear until the 2nd check of January, but it will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. 


  • If you were enrolled in family City medical coverage on Aug. 31, 2017, the dependents enrolled on that date are subject to the upcoming Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA).  Look for a mailing (pictured below) to arrive at your home or mailing address by Oct. 14 with a description of the documents you need to provide for this audit.  Copies of documents proving your dependen eligibility must be sent to HMS, the City's audit vendor, by Dec. 1, 2017.  Information is also available at hr.phoenix.gov/benefit  

OE and DEVA 9.11 (pdf)

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NEW CONTRACT RESTORATIONS

On July 1, 2017, year two of the MOU agreement between AFSCME 2384 and the City of Phoenix, the economic value of the concessions being restored will equal 1.0%.  1. The remaining 16 hours of unpaid holiday are now restored. No more unpaid holidays  2. Restoration of overtime pay for the 12 Hour Rule.  3. A restoration of .54% in the deferred Compensation Plan raising it to a total 2.19%.        


As of July 1, 2017 as part of our concessions, we have gained back the 12 Hour Rule. This rule states that if an employee has to return back to work and has not received 12 consecutive hours of rest, the employee will be compensated.  In addition, when an employee is assigned and works two (2) eight (8) hour shifts, and/or two (2) ten (10) hour shifts, or any combination of the two shifts, the second of which commences less than twelve (12) hours after the regularly scheduled conclusion of the first, that amount of time falling within said twelve (12) hour period is deemed overtime for purposes of Section 3-2 D.  However, that such twelve (12) hour rule does not apply to regular shift change situations, relief positions, and positions in the classification of Auditorium Worker at the Civic Plaza. The twelve (12) hour rule also does not apply if an employee works less than a full shift either before or after his/her regular shift. 


      

KNOW YOUR M.O.U.

Have you checked your files lately? You might be surprised by what you find.  Medical information, expired supervisory counseling memos, documentation of situations you never knew occurred, these are just a few examples from this month. Everyone should take a few minutes to review their Department and Supervisor files annually to ensure that only appropriate documents are present.  Call us, an AFSCME representative will gladly explain the process.  


Remember in Section 4-2, when a unit member works overtime of two (2) hours or more in addition to their work shift, they are entitled to an additional fifteen (15) minute break. Every additional two (2) hours of overtime will entitle an employee to an additional fifteen (15) minute break.


After four (4) consecutive hours of overtime, a unit member shall be entitled to a paid meal break of thirty (30) minutes, but in no event shall a unit member be entitled to more than one such break for every eight (8) consecutive hours of overtime.


In Section 3-5 of our MOU - Shift Differential Pay, unit members shall receive ninety cents ($0.90) per hour in addition to their regular rate of pay when working a night shift which ends at or after 9:00 p.m., and before midnight, and one dollar and twenty five cents ($1.25) per hour in addition to their regular rate of pay when working a night shift which includes work during the period after midnight to 4:00 a.m.


Members shall receive shift premium pay for only hours scheduled and worked, not while on paid leave.


We have been receiving calls about the differential pay and how it should be paid out. If you believe you have not been paid correctly, please contact the Hall.

FUND CHANGES

Are you eligible for PEHP? If so, you should have received a letter from Nationwide about recent changes to the PEHP investment options. These changes bring you a more diverse fund line-up at a lower cost. If you would like to learn more about these new options and what they mean to you, please visit the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan website at  www.phoenixdcp.com.

Welcome Our New Members

Roy Rodriguez - WSD Thomas Kubina - WSD Brian Mikalowsky -  Aviation Jose Ortiz - WSD Vincent Justice -  Aviation Erick Searfoss - WSD Luis Navarro -  Aviation Shawn McMahon - Aviation  Adam Ward - Public Works    


$25 recruitment incentive for Signing Up New Members.  

Our Stewards

Welcome our New Site Steward Fred German, Jeff Grachus, Frank Munoz (Chief) from Aviation Department and  Jeff Chandler (Chief) from WSD,

Union Stewards, we are updating our database. If you have any recent changes, ensure that we have the most current information for you by contacting the Hall with any updates.  

We are looking to fill Steward positions across Unit II. If interested, please call the Hall to get the process started.   

We are in the process of planning a stewards workshop here at the hall. More to come.

Good & Welfare

 Our prayers are with the family of AFSCME brother, Bryan Cross, who recently passed away. Bryan was a technician for Traffic and Signals Department.


  

Exclusive Online Savings

Golfland Sunsplash is offering an exclusive discount to all AFSCME members Admission, Season passes, Mini golf, Laser tag, Race car ride. All tickets must be purchased online www.golfland.com/mesa/   Enter Store Name  AFSCME        

For Your Info

Report Pot Holes 602-262-6441 

Report Water Leaks 602-261-8000      

Congratulations Retirees

Mike Simpson and William Ireland from the  Aviation Department. 

FAQs

What should I do if I get a Notice of Inquiry (NOI)?  If you receive an NOI, contact your Site Steward or call the Hall immediately.   Do not submit a response without first contacting your Site Steward or the Hall. We are here to assist you in writing your response and make sure you receive all the rights you deserve.        

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